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HER Number:MDV108461
Name:Second World War Camp, Silverton

Summary

A temporary hutted camp of Second World War date was visible as structures to the west of Exeter Road, Silverton, on aerial photographs of 1946. The temporary buildings have been removed but slight traces of structural remains might be visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 954 025
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY CAMP (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4174-4175 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

A hutted camp is visible. Map object based on this source.


BBC, 2006, WW2 People's War, http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/98/a3648198.shtml (Website). SDV350519.

A former US serviceman describes returning to his former wartime campsite at Silverton, now in a plot named Jubilee Field.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SS9502 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

Possible footings or foundations are visible as cropmarks and possible structural remains.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A temporary hutted camp of Second World War date was visible as structures to the west of Exeter Road on the south-western edge of Silverton, on aerial photographs of 1946. Twenty temporary buildings, probably Nissen Hut type structures, are visible largely arranged around the edge of the plot, connected by a regular network of footpaths. The camp probably housed US servicemen undergoing basic training. The temporary buildings have been removed but slight traces of structural remains might be visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010. These might be the slabs referred to by a former US serviceman in his account of returning to his former wartime campsite at Silverton, now in a plot named Jubilee Field.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Website: BBC. 2006. WW2 People's War. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/. Website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/98/a3648198.shtml.
  • Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SS9502 22-MAY-2010.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4174-4175 04-NOV-1946.
  • Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV6924 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments NMP project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Nov 14 2014 4:43PM